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Safe Entry into High Risk Confined Spaces

Course Aim:
To cover the knowledge and skills required to work safely in a confined space wearing a self contained open circuit breathing apparatus in which a specified risk and/or other hazard may be present.

Overview:
At the end of this course students should be able to:

1. List work environments that may be classed as being a confined space
2. Describe common hazards associated with working in high risk confined spaces
3. Identify relevant equipment that may be utilised when working in a high risk confined space
4. Demonstrate relevant checks on relevant equipment used for working in high risk confined spaces
5. Demonstrate correct pre-use checks and donning of open circuit breathing apparatus
6. Demonstrate correct procedures for entry/exit of high risk confined spaces
7. Demonstrate correct procedure to be adopted if an emergency situation arises within the confined space
8. Demonstrate after use servicing of open circuit breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations

Suitable for:
• Inform students of Training Centre Health & Safety issues
• Personal expectations
• Explain course content and assessments
• Suitability of candidate

The Programme Topic Areas are:
• What is/classification of confined spaces/confined spaces for water industry • Risks/examples of risks associated with high risk confined spaces • Hazards/examples of hazards associated with high risk confined spaces • The purpose of a range of equipment used when working in a confined space • Demonstrate relevant checks on equipment used when working in confined space • Composition of air • Respiration • Effects of reduced oxygen content on the human body


The Programme Topic Areas are:
• Purpose of SCBA • OCBA • Pre-wearer’s checks • Donning BA and wearer’s tests • Donning BA and wearer’s tests - Practical session 1 • Paperwork associated with confined spaces • Component parts of OCBA • Practical wearing session 2 • Isolation/entry/exit procedure for high risk confined spaces • Specific gravity definition • Barometric pressure definition • Gases produced/found in confined spaces • Detecting gases using multi-gas analyser/interpret/respond to results/detector poisoning • Practical wearing session 3 • After use servicing of apparatus • Manufacturer’s Planned Maintenance • Emergency arrangements • State the advantages limitations of equipment provided for self-rescue from confined spaces • Practical session 4 • BA Controller - suitably qualified • Duties of BA wearer • Relevant Legislation • Practical session 5 and practical assessment • Written assessment • Evaluation

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